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Castle Valley Barracudas defeat Stingrays

Sun Advocate sports reporter

On May16th, the Castle Valley Barracudas Swim team competed in a meet against the Salina Stingrays. The Barracudas defeated the Stingrays by an impressive score of 854 to 556.

In the eight and under group, Taycie Davis captured first in both the 25 free and 25 butterfly. Darren Oldham participated in his first meet and took first in the 25 free, 25 back, and 25 breaststroke.

In the nine to ten group Addy Olson beat her competitors by 32 seconds in the 50 free. She placed first in the 25 back, 100 IM, and 25 breaststroke. For the boys, David Oldham swam to victory in the 50 free, improving his time by 23 seconds. He also took first in the back and breaststroke.

The 11-12 group had many great swims and improved times. Ali Heath finished second in the 50 free, third in the 50 fly, first in the back, second in the IM, and third in the 50 breaststroke. Dakota Noyes finished fourth in the breaststroke, and fifth in the free while improving both of her times. Danni Noyes came in third in the free, and second in the fly by only four hundredths of a second.

Heidi Prettyman swam first in fly, breast, and IM. She also placed second in back and fourth in the free. Brittney Willson captured first in the 100 free by 31 seconds. That is more than a length of the pool. Willson's coach, Kamera Davis, told Willson if she finished under one minute and ten seconds Davis would swim a two hundred fly. It is the stoke Davis hates the most. Willson won in one minute eight seconds.

"I have never been so happy to swim fly," said coach Davis about the bet.

Willson also finished first in the fly, IM, back, and breast. Lance Riche finished first in the back and freestyle also improving his time dramatically.

For the 15 and older group, Megan Barnett was victorious in all her swims. She swam in the 100 free, 50 fly, 100 back, and 100 IM. All of the relay teams took firsts as well.

For coach Davis it was a good effort from her team.

"This was an outstanding meet for all the swimmers and I am so proud of the hard work they have put in to get these results. Although I have a feeling with all the deals I made the kids I will be swimming a lot of butterfly this summer, but its well worth it!"

The team's next meet will be home against Emery. The Barracudas only have 15 kids swimming against their 75, so they are asking for all the support they can get.

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